Senate proposal to move Food Safety oversight from FDA to HHS

Senator Durbin and congresswoman DeLauro introduced a bill that, if passed, would create a new independent federal agency focused on food safety. The bill would create a new Food Safety Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The new Food safety administration will be established to protect public health by ensuring food safety, preventing foodborne illness, maintaining safety reviews and reassessments of food additives, enforcing pesticide residue tolerances, and improving the surveillance of foodborne pathogens. The bill will remove food safety from the FDA, where it takes a backseat to drug safety. The legislators hope that creating a single food safety agency led by a Senate-approved food policy expert will more effectively ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply. @



 DeLauro, Durbin Introduce Food Safety Administration Act
DeLauro, Durbin Introduce Food Safety Administration Act

The proposed legislation would establish a single food safety agency.

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